WAIVER WIRE WEEK 15
After 14 weeks, you are in your playoffs or going into them next week. If neither of these situations apply to you, then you’re playing in the toilet bowl and that is never a good place to be. If you have limped into the playoffs and are looking for some help, there are several good players that are still available on the waiver wire. There are a few games that will be played on Saturday, so make sure you hit the waiver wire first and get your lineup set.
Remember, this article contains players rostered in 30% or less in total leagues. Ownership data is coming from ESPN.com Fantasy Football.
Brock Purdy (SF) 6.3% – @ SEA
Brock Purdy completed 16 of 21 pass attempts for 185 yards and two touchdowns, while getting 21.7 FPTS for the day. Next week the 49ers travel to Seattle to play the Seahawks. The Seahawks are giving up 16.22 FPTS to the quarterback position.
Taylor Heinicke (WAS) 14.6% VS. NYG
Taylor Heinicke is coming off a Week 14 bye. His Week 13 game was against the same team they will play in Week 15, the New York Giants. In Week 14 he completed 27 of 41 pass attempts for 275 yards and two touchdowns, he also had two rush attempts for six yards and one fumble. He finished the day with 17.6 FPTS. Next week the Giants come to Washington to face the Commanders again. The Giants are giving up 16.15 FPTS to the quarterback position.
Chuba Hubbard(CAR) 18.5% VS. PIT
Chuba Hubbard had 14 rushes for 74 yards and one touchdown, while also getting three receptions for 25 yards. He finished the day with 18.9 FPTS. The Panthers will play the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 15. The Steelers are giving up 18.32 FPTS to the running back position. The Panthers backfield is split with Hubbard and D’Onta Foreman. Don’t see that changing as they move forward. Do see both of them having chances to score against the Steelers.
Boston Scott (PHI) 1.3% @ CHI
Boston Scott had six rushes for 33 yards and one touchdown while getting 10.7 FPTS for the day. Next week the Eagles travel to Chicago to face the Bears. The Bears are giving up 21.9 FPTS to the running back position. Look for the Eagles to give rest to Sanders as they finish the regular season. There should be more opportunities for Scott to see the field.
Richie James (NYG) 0.9% @ WAS
Richie James had seven receptions on nine targets for 61 yards and one touchdown for 19.1 FPTS. The Giants travel to Washington to face the Commanders for week 15. The Commanders are giving up 21.65 FPTS to the wide receiver position.
DJ Chark (DET) 22.6% @ NYJ
DJ Chark had six receptions on seven targets for 94 yards and one touchdown, he finished the day with 21.4 FPTS. Next week the Lions travel to New York to face the Jets. The Jets are giving up 16.94 FPTS to the wide receiver position.
Chigoziem Okonkwo (TEN) 3.5% @ LAC
Chigoziem Okomkwo had six receptions on six targets for 45 yards and one touchdown. He ended up with 18.5 FPTS for the day. Week 15 had the Titans traveling to Los Angeles to face the Chargers. The Chargers are giving up 8.12 FPTS to the tight end position.
Michael Badgley (DET) 8.0% – @ NYJ
Michael Badgley was two for three on field goals and went four for four on extra points. He finished the day with 11 FPTS. The Lions travel to New York to face the Jets next week. The Jets are giving up 5.85 points to the kicker position.
Carolina Panthers 7.3% VS. PIT
The Panthers went to Seattle and held them to 24 points. They had two interceptions and three sacks while finishing the day with 9 FPTS. Next week the Steelers travel to Carolina to play the Panthers. The Steelers are coming off a loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
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